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Heat Daily Links: Friday

Heat's Stoudemire ready to take next step as Whiteside questions persist: Amid potential Miami Heat deliberations about what to do with Hassan Whiteside comes this from Amar'e Stoudemire: He's ready and willing to do more. -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hassan Whiteside suspended one game for elbow vs. Spurs: Hassan Whiteside's All-Star break will last one day longer than the rest of his Miami Heat teammates. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Heat midseason grades: Team isn’t half bad but tough schedule awaits: The Miami Heat went into the NBA’s All-Star Break five games over .500, seeded fifth in the Eastern Conference and with much to improve if it truly plans to make a deep playoff run. -- The Miami Herald

Defenders don't fear the Heat: Because opponents don’t fear several of the Heat’s perimeter shooters, Chris Bosh said Heat players are being left unguarded on the perimeter far more than ever before in his 5 1/2 years here. He said trying “to get in that upper part of the East, it's tough to do that without shooting.” -- The Miami Herald

From wild Toronto nights to diving into family life, Bosh is a new man: A torrent of thoughts rushed into Chris Bosh’s mind when he heard he’d be heading back to Toronto for the All-Star Game. He knows the fans will hit him with a monsoon of boos, which he jokes are “just cheers in reverse,” because they still blame him for leaving six years ago. -- The Palm Beach Post